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Welcome!

On behalf of the Admissions Team and the One Spirit community, we welcome you. We hope that you have had some time to explore our website and get to know our programs and community.

Whether you are being called to a higher level of service, or simply feel ready to bring mind and heart into harmony as you take your next steps, One Spirit will give you an understanding of your place in the world, a new way to create the life you most desire, and the skills and presence to humbly serve.

Our experienced Admissions Team is available in person, by phone or by email to provide a personal perspective on the One Spirit experience and to help you determine if Seminary or one of our other core programs is right for you.

212 . 931 . 6840 ext. 51 [email protected]

Qualifications

One Spirit Learning Alliance welcomes all qualified adults, regardless of age, gender, race, religion, ethnic background, socioeconomic status, or sexual orientation. All applications are reviewed and each candidate is carefully considered. Acceptance into the program is based heavily on the applicant’s character and emotional and spiritual maturity.

  • A serious commitment to their spiritual life
  • A desire to be of service to the world
  • A recognition that there are many valid paths
  • A commitment to self-awareness and self-responsibility
  • A determination to grow and self-correct under a range of circumstances
  • A desire to deepen their understanding and experience of the Infinite Presence
  • An interest in bringing spirit into their relationships

Formal academic requirements are reviewed but not required for admission; however applicants must be able to communicate, read, and write at a post-secondary educational level. Building healthy community is an important part of the One Spirit experience. Applicants are expected to demonstrate the ability to function as part of a community. This entails a commitment to emotional and spiritual integrity, honest communication, and responsible speech and behavior.

Requirements

Admission decisions are made on a rolling basis throughout the year. New classes begin every September. Past classes have been filled to capacity. Students are encouraged to APPLY EARLY to insure consideration. Please allow two to four weeks to complete the Admissions process.

To be considered for admission, please submit:

  1. A completed online application (click here to begin)
  2. A two to three page Spiritual Journey essay as described on the application form.
  3. A resume or an outline of your work and educational history.
  4. A color 4x6 (4” wide by 6” high) headshot-type photo emailed as a .jpg @ 300 dpi, making sure your name is on the file.
  5. The appropriate application fee by credit card or check:
    • By March 31st - Early : $75
    • April 1st to June 30th - Normal : $150
    • After July 1st - Late : $250
    • One Spirit Interfaith Seminary graduates applying for Interspiritual Counseling pay $50 before June 30th and $150 thereafter.
  6. Two letters of recommendation, one professional and one personal, on the One Spirit Online Recommendation form. Your references will be invited by email to complete the online recommendation form when you list them on your application.
  7. After applications have been reviewed, prospective students will be contacted by admissions staff to arrange an in-person or telephone interview. Interviews generally take one hour.

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